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Old 04-30-2015, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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If we're counting from the time I was born it's a toss-up. Could be Petty, Yarborough, DW, Earnhardt, or Bobby Allison.

If we're counting from the time I started watching NASCAR (1987), it's gotta be Earnhardt.
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Old 05-20-2015, 01:33 PM
 
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Dale Earnhardt, hands down.
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:40 PM
 
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Lagano has taken some time to get adjusted but he certainly showed in lower classes that he is very skilled as he dominate in them. he is one of the driver known to be very good at setup a car also. He was the next Jeff Gordon when he came to nationwide. I think he is now on a team that is showing his skills. Like Gordon; Johnson and Harvick; he is a very technically smart driver and you will notice spotters keeping track of his line on track to relay to their driver.
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Old 05-23-2015, 03:41 PM
 
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Cale Yarborough and that idiot who klled himself Dale E.
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Old 05-23-2015, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Eastern Shore of Maryland
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Dale Earnhardt Senior, by all means. Best Driver, Best showmanship, and plenty of action. He is the symbol of NASCAR and an American Icon. Others may have contributed a it but he is a class called "Legends" of NASCAR, and few will achieve that.
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Old 05-25-2015, 10:49 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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Dale Earnhardt Senior, by all means. Best Driver, Best showmanship, and plenty of action. He is the symbol of NASCAR and an American Icon. Others may have contributed a it but he is a class called "Legends" of NASCAR, and few will achieve that.

Funny how one driver can be the fan favorite and also most hated at the same time.
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Funny how one driver can be the fan favorite and also most hated at the same time.
I was not a fan of Dale Sr.. I loved it when Gordon came along and started consistently beating him. Of course, i certainly had a ton of respect him and am now the biggest Jr fan around. Well, maybe not the biggest but i do love Dale Jr!

Sr would do anything to win a race including wrecking his competitors... Jr will do almost anything NOT to wreck his competitors, including losing a race... sometimes i wish Jr had that fire in him to win like his dad did but Jr simply doesn't have to win like his dad did. Sr was racing to put food on the table, especially early in his career whereas Jr will never want for money the rest of his life...
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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^^Exactly. Second gen drivers biggest problem is comfort. They don't need to win. They like to win but the hunger will never be the same.
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:39 AM
 
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Probably Dick Trickle
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Old 09-13-2015, 10:04 AM
 
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I'd say Jeff Gordon.

Dale E owned NASCAR at the time, and then out of nowhere comes this "peach-fuzz" kid who beat Dale E every week!

We'll probably never see anything like that again.
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